Whodunnit: Express or Ground?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RTURNSONLY, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

  3. RTURNSONLY

    RTURNSONLY Member

    Agree. Not this time of the year anyhow.
     
  4. My vote goes to FedEx Freight. Those guys escape the spotlight quote a bit. The Freight guy here is a dummy. Theres a sweet video on youtube of a FDX freight guy pushing a giant box on his grill down the freeway.
     
  5. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Definitely Ground. They don't care how valuable a package is. Throw and go. Who cares if it gets rained on or stolen.
     
  6. Pay me more than 12 bucks an hour, and I will care plenty. Pay me UPS wages and I will wrap every packages in a DR bag and write a smiley face on it. I will even wrap it if its sunny outside, just to keep the dust off of it. Why should Ground drivers care? Driver release and go. If you want quality as a contractor, pay higher wages and have a more stringent hiring process. Then hold those drivers accountable if they get those wages. You'd be surprised what a living wage will motivate someone to do. Until then, it's throw and go. If I ever see a Ground driver taking extra care of a package, I know they are an exceptional person, and they are doing it because they want to, because they certainly aren't getting paid for it.
     
  7. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    I see your point but good luck with that. Most contractors are Smith wannabe's and don't like to share the wealth.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe you Express cry babies should take notes. You want to hit Fred where he feels it anyway s use such methods to driver release and let the claims and complaints skyrocket. Jeez. Do we have to do all the thinking for you? We are doing our part to ruin the company. You guys are slacking...again.
     
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Ground ruined this company the day it was formed from a pile of crap called RPS. Re-shaped, re-branded, but still pure fecal material.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You remind me of uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite. You really need to move on from your fantasy glory days. It's over.
     
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I love Uncle Rico. I'm actually much more like Pedro. Ground tactics are kind of like when Uncle Rico "sells" his crap to the old lady in the farmhouse. You know, where he has to "service" her in order to get the sale?
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    But he did get the sale, didn't he? That's the purple promise.
     
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    No, the Purple Promise is the lunch Pedro and Napoleon get at the chicken farm. Seriously, nobody here is having Uncle Rico flashbacks to the "glory days". All we want is a square deal. We aren't getting it. What we are getting is what happens to Napoleon when he jumps the bike off the ramp...a bike frame straight in the nut sack.
     
  14. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    ‚ÄčIf it's purple you might want to get that looked at.
     
  15. FedExRookie

    FedExRookie Member

    Unionize - I call live with that

    Mr. Fedex has posted some things recently that I was enjoying. He was posting intellectual content that would grasp people on the edge, to hopefully come together and unionize. You are right though, he is back, back to that 40 year old guy in a small southern town who talks about the glory days of being the starting HS QB.
     
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Read my earlier response. No, I don't want to "go back". However, I do want to be paid fairly and not be gouged for crap benefits. That isn't Uncle Rico at all.
     
  17. A lazy P.O.S. won't do it for $12 or $18 an hour................ IMO!
     
  18. Well RPS has kept your sorry ass employed! You could have become a contractor, like a few I've known that saw the WRITING ON THE WALL YEARS AGO @ EXPRESS!
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    What is your problem? First, RPS no longer exists. Second, when it did, the contractors were dropping like flies because their net was around $25,000 per year working 60 hrs per week. The "writing on the wall" has been since FedEx reinvented Ground and started pouring money into sort infrastructure...using Express profits, by the way.

    Smith bought RPS because it had a slave labor business model that was non-union and allowed him to compete (unfairly) with UPS. The first lie out of his mouth when RPS became Ground was that "Ground and Express would ever be intermingled".

    Your sorry ass seems ignorant to the facts.
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Sure it is. This is Express 2013. What you want died years ago and your feeble attempts to organize were the only thing that may have greater life back into that lump of clay.